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Federal Members of Parliament unanimously voted to fast-track Bill C-4, which would ban conversion therapies aimed at LGBTQ Canadians on Wednesday, with advocates in Newfoundland and Labrador praising the decision. Gemma Hickey of St. John's, who experienced conversion therapy as a teenager and attempted suicide because of it, awaited the vote in Ottawa after advocating for the ban for three decades. "I was brought to tears. This will save lives," Hickey told CBC News on Friday. "I just can't te
Alexander is a Russian artist who's made a spot in the modern street art scene for dolls. He integrates them into the buildings of Saint Petersburg, sparking unique responses from the people who happen upon them.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country
The parents of a Michigan teenager accused of killing four schoolmates have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, raising questions about who can be charged after a mass shooting.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
MONTREAL — Three major unions representing daycare workers in Quebec joined parents and opposition parties today in asking Premier François Legault to intervene in a strike that's shuttered hundreds of government-subsidized centres across the province. The calls came today at a press conference held in Montreal. About 10,000 workers affiliated with the Confederation of National Trade Unions have been on strike since Wednesday, and further daycare unions are threatening to walk away if no agreeme
Megan Scheffers waited until July to celebrate Christmas with her kids after the COVID-19 pandemic kept them apart last winter, but she says decorating candy log cabins just wasn't the same in the dead of summer. She was hoping to make up for missed traditions this year as two of her three children booked mid-December tickets to fly to Nova Scotia from the Netherlands, where they live with their father. But as the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus threatens to upend the holiday season, Sc
FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepared to enter the first phase of its so-called winter action plan. The province will enter Level 1 of the plan as of Sunday, which is the least restrictive of the three tiers. Among other things, masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained. Physical distancing will also be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccinat
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles while abortion-rights supporters prepare to play defense. Both sides seem to be operating on the assumption that a court reshaped by former President Donald Trump will either overturn or seriously weaken Roe. “We have a storm to weather,” said Elizabeth Nash, state policy analyst for the Guttmacher
Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary grades 2-5 will be closed from Dec. 6 to 10 because of COVID-19. A news release said Public Health recommended the closure to control the spread of the virus in the school community. Pre-primary and Grade 1 will remain open with Public Health monitoring, the release said. According to the release, Public Health will provide information about reopening the facility later in the week. It said the principal will contact staff and families about learni
A total solar eclipse could be seen from Antarctica on Saturday with NASA live streaming the event, showing a striking image of the sky darkening. (Dec. 4)
B.C. farmers in some of the areas hardest hit by catastrophic flooding worry provincial disaster relief funding won't cover their bills as they seek to rebuild. Satinder Sekhon who runs Khukhrana Blueberry Farm in Abbotsford's Sumas Prairie said the operation was one of hundreds of farms covered by water nearly three weeks ago after record-setting rainfall. "Everybody just has the same pain," he said. "Every single family member is hurt. We don't have a house, we don't have clothes, everything i
Ontario reported another 1,053 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the highest daily case count in half a year and the second day in a row where it has topped 1,000, as more cases of the omicron variant were confirmed in the province. The latest infections involving the variant of concern emerged in Hamilton and Peel Region, according to news releases from local authorities. A Hamilton resident who travelled recently to South Africa has tested positive, the agency said in a Saturday news release. A s
HAMILTON — There’s a new Canadian Premier League champion. Victoria’s Pacific FC knocked off defending champions Forge FC of Hamilton 1-0 in the CPL final Sunday for their first league title. Alessandro Hojabrpour scored the game’s only goal in the 59th minute for the visitors on a chilly late afternoon at Tim Hortons Field. The goal came off a set piece taken near the corner flag. Gianni Dos Santos sent the free kick into the box, and Hojabrpour made a darting run to the near post and headed th
MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening. "The presidents will decide themselves” how long the conversation will
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British Columbia's public safety minister got a first-hand look Friday of the destruction caused by torrential rainstorms that forced rivers over their banks and ripped away roads and bridges. Mike Farnworth visited Princeton, about 280 kilometres east of Vancouver.
A wreath-laying ceremony to honour Canadian Armed Forces members was able to go forward this weekend despite thousands of the handmade decorations being stolen only a week before. Dozens of volunteers rallied together, putting in extra hours Saturday to make new wreaths after the theft of nearly 3,000 of them from a property in Maxville, Ont., southeast of Ottawa at the end of November. They toiled away and made enough for Sunday's ceremony at the National Military Cemetery, located inside Ottaw
MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 1,256 new COVID-19 cases today and one further death attributed to the virus. The Health Department says there are 819 active outbreaks in the province. It also notes that 219 people are hospitalized, a drop of six, including 59 people listed in intensive care, a decrease of one patient. The seven-day average for new cases is 1,144. The Health Department says 86 per cent of residents five and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 81 per
A Newfoundland police officer convicted earlier this year of sexually assaulting a civilian while on duty has filed an appeal and is seeking bail. Doug Snelgrove, a constable with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, was handed a four-year sentence last month for the 2014 assault. A notice of appeal and bail application was filed late last week, said prosecutor Kathleen O'Reilly, noting that the process is in its preliminary stages and hearing dates have not yet been set. An appeals process can